December 2020

GWII rounds off year with Retro in Lumo event

Gauteng Women in Insurance welcomed members to its ‘Retro in Lumo’ themed year-end function with main sponsor Camargue, and co-sponsors Chubb, Emerald, Genasys, Guy Carpenter, Leppard, Marsh, MUA Insurance Acceptances, One Insurance, Praesidio Risk Managers, Sintelum and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Outdoor drive-in roadhouse experience Hosted at The Roadhouse Restaurant Drive-In, at the Kyalami Equestrian Read More

GWII President’s reflections of 2020… going into 2021

The year 2020 heralded a lot of change and immense uncertainty. With this in mind, FAnews spoke to Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) President, Catherine Pienaar, about the year that was, and what GWII members can expect in 2021. Q. Covid-19 has certainly put a damper on a lot of things. Briefly tell us about Read More

Why are so few women in finance? It’s complicated

Hollywood, it is often said, is tough on women. When Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director for The Hurt Locker in 2010, she became the first-ever female director since 1929—the inaugural year of the Academy Awards—to win this coveted award. Yet Hollywood is hardly an outlier. There’s another high profile, big money industry where women have Read More

Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

Momentum Corporate statistics highlights key focus areas for employers to close the gender gap when it comes to insurance and retirement benefits for employees. Momentum Corporate’s research of their membership base showed that around 40% of employees who were placed on temporary absence without pay, had their retirement savings contributions temporarily postponed or their pensionable Read More

Valuable financial lessons learnt from my 30s

Tamryn Lamb, Head of Retail Distribution at Allan Gray, looks back at her 30s and shares the valuable financial lessons she learnt from reflecting over that period. Your 40s are known to be a challenging decade financially, typically balancing the demands of lifestyle costs, children and their education, ageing parents and making increased space for Read More

GWII… what a year it has been!

2020 has been a bumpy ride. With the Covid-19 pandemic, Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) has had to cancel many social and networking events, but that did not stop us. Starting off the year on a bright and colorful note, Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted its first Mix ‘n Mingle fun filled evening of Read More